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A 40-year old journalist from Daily Mail Online recently went a week without makeup. This brave decision was inspired by recent celebs such as Gemma Arterton, Isabel Lucas and Kelly Brook walking the red carpet fresh-faced.
As a self-confessed "cosmeticsholic", the journalist described the experiment as "sheer hell".
Some women cringe at the thought of stepping outside without their "face on", while others are not fussed. What do you think? Could you go a week without makeup?
Not even a day!!!!!
If i was sick in bed and didn't have to venture out for a week...maybe
but going to work each day there are expectations that you're dressed and "made up" properly
Melbourne, Victoria, 22/10/2010
I have special make-up free days... specifically Sunday, where I don't wear any makeup, and I don't go out and veg out all day at home.
Other than that... no way!!!!
yeah i think i could, i love the way make up looks but its important to like your self with out make up as well
Even though I do work full-time out of the house as a receptionist I would be flat out wearing make-up once a quarter, if that.
NO WAY IN THE WORLD
Sydney, Australia, 27/10/2010
I've had to this week! My luggage is still missing from Monday which had my makeup, so I'm au naturel! While I don't wear much makeup I still like to touch up with concealer and a bit of eyeliner - I felt a bit funny leaving this house this morning but there are worse things in the world!
I could easily go without makeup for a week or more. Like most women, i love to wear makeup but i don't feel like i need to wear it everyday. The truth is i am happy just to wear moisturiser and a little lipgloss. I would rather wear makeup on special occassions than everyday.
The idea of a week without makeup seems frightening. I am one of those people who won’t leave the house without some eyeliner and mascara on. I like makeup, and I feel like that’s not a bad or conflicted thing. But what is troubling is that I feel like I can identify myself better with makeup than without it.
Melbourne, Victoria, 03/11/2010
I wish I could say yes - I'd love to be able to but I am so used to wearing it everyday and it makes me look anf feel good. I thank God for makeup!!!
Nup, not for love of money...
Varsity Lakes,QLD, 03/11/2010
If you count going out to the gym everyday without makeup....DEFINITELY...
Nothing looks worse than women or men ...lol.....working out in full makeup ..I don't care how cute your personal trainer is....
Melbourne, Victoria, 16/02/2011
I love love love my make up and would never ever spend a week witohut it, even I gave birth to my baby boy I was piling the make up on to look presentable!
I will take it off in the evening and some weekends if I'm not venturing anywhere I will just wear sunscreen but most days the bare minimum is a tinted moisturizer, concealer, mascara and gloss.
i couldnt go a week but dont apply it if im home and not ging out for the day. then sometimes i forget i havent gotten ready and go out with no make no shoes!! omg what has having triplets done to me lol
Port Elliot,SA, 03/01/2012
Easily! I take great care of my skin (including expensive dermal treatments) and dye my eyelashes. I feel "Made Up" by adding a simple eyeshadow and lip gloss.
Bennett Springs,WA, 03/01/2012
Yes I could. There is something liberating about turning your back on the social pressure on "looking your best" all the time. If you had a good look around you would soon see that there are plenty of women walking around bare faced - good on you! There is something about natural beauty that can't compete with makeup. Ask any man and they say they hate a fully made up face outside of the club.
I am not sure if I could go a whole week, as other ladies have said they work and there are certain expectations. I could go all weekend but that is probably the most, unless I was on holidays and then I think I would still find it hard.
no way....i have rosacea (red cheeks) and really need to use foundation to feel ok. it would effect my mood for sure.
It is liberating not to wear any makeup and not feel that I forever have to check and touch up in heat or humidity. A walk on the beach doesn't require makeup, but shopping does. I find I might be treated a little differently if I'm dressed well and made up rather than pale faced and in dag wear. Sad to say, I look much better with makeup!
You'll never get any arguements from me that every single woman on this planet looks better with make-up. And I understand that we live in a visual world, dominated by the male view of what makes a woman sexual, and therefore powerful. But really, why will women never accept themselves for what they are? "Bravery" is saving a child from a burning building. It is not forgoing a mask created by others for the benefit of others. Women are strong, powerful, beautiful creatures. Let's celebrate that.
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